French Algerian rapper Rilès presents his anxiously awaited new LVL 36 EP with a sci-fi visualizer for “LET IT GO” featuring Tommy Genesis [Republic Records].
The four-track trip boasts his acclaimed new single “GOA.” Within a few weeks’ time, the lyric video has already generated over 1.2 million views. Not to mention, it garnered widespread tastemaker praise. Atwood Magazine called it, “an effervescent trap number fit for a million different house parties across the globe.” Meanwhile, Reignland proclaimed it, “an amazing new track” and Aipate highlighted its “engagingly bouncy trap beat perfect for the club environment.” As the track gains steam, Rilès also continues to grow his audience with streamers around the world.
For the uninitiated, he exhibits a curatorial prowess a la Travis Scott with effervescent and ethereal Don Toliver-style soul-spiked vocals. However, he also stands out by leaving a piece of himself on each and every track. The EP reflects a major turning point for Rilès. After years of exclusively producing, writing, and recording out of his bedroom, he moved to Los Angeles and worked with top producers to add a new dimension to this vision.
Kicking off this journey to LVL 36, glassy guitars glow on the entrancing opener “LET IT GO” as his inimitable voice echoes. Meanwhile, “KEEP IT SEXY” hinges on a hypnotic beat as it builds towards a swooning refrain punctuated by his unpredictable cadences.